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[pee-dee-uh-trish-uh n, ped-ee-] /ˌpi di əˈtrɪʃ ən, ˌpɛd i-/
a physician who specializes in pediatrics.
Also, pediatrist
[pee-dee-a-trist, ped-ee-] /ˌpi diˈæ trɪst, ˌpɛd i-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of pediatrician
1900-05; pediatr(ic) + -ician
Can be confused
pediatrician, podiatrist. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for pediatrician
  • Their suggestions were based on the stereotype of the local pediatrician driving to the country club in his.
  • They should take this article to their pediatrician and dentist.
  • Our pediatrician said it was either allergies, asthma, or an enlarged adenoid gland.
  • It also says to talk to your pediatrician the point of the headline is that there is a right way to swaddle.
  • As another poster stated, the pediatrician mentioned that he nurses for comfort rather than nutrition.
  • She could have skipped the emergency room and simply seen a family pediatrician.
  • On her third trip to the pediatrician, the doctor told the family to take her to the emergency room.
  • If severe, see a pediatrician for treatment of possible secondary infection.
  • If this is a concern, discuss food allergies with your pediatrician.
British Dictionary definitions for pediatrician


a medical practitioner who specializes in paediatrics


the US spelling of paediatrician
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for pediatrician

1884, from pediatric + -ian.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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pediatrician in Medicine

pediatrician pe·di·a·tri·cian (pē'dē-ə-trĭsh'ən) or pe·di·at·rist (-āt'rĭst)
A specialist in pediatrics.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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